Huell Howser Was California’s Gold

Enthusiastic. Optimistic. One of a kind. Of course, we’re talking about Huell Howser, the iconic host of KCET’s Visiting With Huell Howser and California’s Gold, who died earlier this year of prostate cancer. Huell was known for his ability to make any subject interesting and entertaining. With his trademark exclamations of wonderment, he brought an…

LA Aquariums Abound With Activities and Animals

Whale watching season is here! Why not plan a whale watching excursion or a trip to a local aquarium in the weeks to come? Los Angeles’ aquariums offer many programs and resources to learn more about the Pacific Gray whales that are currently migrating along our coast as well as the myriad other sea creatures…

Come Celebrate Migrating Gray Whales!

Ready to go whale watching? Ready to learn more about the Pacific Gray Whales that are migrating along Southern California’s coast this time of year? Then the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s Whale Fiesta, scheduled from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. this coming Sunday, January 27, 2013 is the place for you! Celebrating its 43rd anniversary, this…

Resolve to Solve With January Events

Happy 2013! Do you have your list of New Year’s resolutions in front of you? What? You haven’t even started it yet? Well, it’s not too late and, now is the perfect time to add a few resolutions that give back to the environment. Resolve to solve the pollution challenges facing LA’s rivers, creeks, lakes…

Resolve To Give Back to Our Bays

2013 is here and with a new year comes new beginnings and lots of resolutions. Why not make a few to keep Los Angeles cleaner? In that spirit, below are a few ways that you can resolve to give back to our bays. Consider adopting one (or all!) of these simple resolutions in 2013 and…

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

The holiday festivities are now just a memory.The presents have all been opened. Friends and family are on their way home. Now it’s time to begin thinking about taking down decorations and what to do with that Christmas tree. Fortunately, LA Sanitation allows you to recycle your tree free at your curbside. Here are a…

December 20 Is A Day Without A Bag

Could you go for one day without using a plastic bag? That’s the concept behind Heal the Bay’s annual education and grassroots event entitled A Day Without A Bay. It involves community groups, businesses, governmental agencies and individuals coming together to encourage consumers to forego single-use, plastic shopping bags in favor of reusable bags for…

Thankful For Our Team

Here at LA Stormwater, we are grateful for many things as we enter this season of thanksgiving. We are especially thankful for the many program stakeholders who have partnered with us to make 2012 a productive year for LA Stormwater. Working as a team towards the goal of sustainability for Los Angeles, we achieved these…

CASQA Honors Garvanza Park Stormwater Project

LA Sanitation received the Outstanding Stormwater Best Management Practice (BMP) Implementation Award for its Garvanza Park Stormwater BMP Project from the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) at its eighth annual awards ceremony on November 6. This project, completed in partnership with the non-profit North East Trees, had the  primary goals of reducing the amount of polluted…

New SAFE Center Opens In Granada Hills

Late last month, LA Sanitation cut the ribbon on the new Nicole Bernson SAFE Center located at 10241 North Balboa Blvd. in Granada Hills. Standing for Solvents, Automotive, Flammables and Electronics, the new SAFE Center will provide residents of the Northwest San Fernando Valley a convenient way to dispose of their unwanted household hazardous waste…

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